UT is committed to providing technology and service that enhances the learning experience.
Users of University technology resources are responsible for being familiar with and abiding by the Acceptable Use Policy.
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Instructional technology at The University of Tampa focuses on providing the hardware and software that instructors need to enhance their educational practices. There are multiple computer labs across campus designated as both curriculum-specific and open-use labs. Most labs are equipped with high-speed laser printers for use by faculty and students. Additionally, there are presentation classrooms, meeting rooms, computer classrooms and general-purpose classrooms, all of which have high-speed network access.
The University of Tampa makes extensive use of the Blackboard Academic Suite. Blackboard is an online tool that enhances the student's learning experience. Professors are able to post syllabi, notes from classroom presentations, messages to students, and other useful information. In-turn, students can reply to faculty messages, post questions of their own, submit papers, and use many other helpful features and tools.
Educational technology is a field that utilizes instructional technologies but also includes an understanding of learning theories as well as pedagogical/andragogical strategies and tactics. Learn More.
UT Campus Network
Campus buildings are connected to a high-speed fiber-optic network capable of speeds of up to 1 gigabyte. All buildings on campus, including residence halls as well as academic and administrative areas, are networked -- providing more than 15,000 network connections around campus.
UT also boasts a high-speed, wireless network throughout its 105-acre campus. Hundreds of access points give students, faculty, and staff access to the network in residence halls, classrooms and common areas. The wireless network is an encrypted connection which allows for secure online browsing.
Through multi-faceted security awareness and data protection programs, the Office of Information Security (OIS) provides training and resources to help the UT campus community with safe computing. Security awareness is the number one defense against cybercriminal activities such as identity theft. OIS staff also provide notifications and advice to students when their personal devices are compromised on the Internet, as well as information about measures they can take to protect their computers and their privacy while using the Internet.
Websites and Services
In addition to The University of Tampa's primary website, www.ut.edu, the University has a number of websites and portals that help students, assist faculty, and enhance the ability for staff to support our educational mission. For a complete list of University websites click here.
The University of Tampa provides students, faculty and staff with ut.edu email accounts.
Spartan Mobile Alert
The SMART mobile alerts system is The University of Tampa's emergency text messaging service and is provided free to students, faculty, and staff. SMART provides the ability to quickly and efficiently send safety alerts and advisory text messages directly to cell phones.
IT Help Desk Services
Two IT support centers exist; a student help desk and a separate help desk for faculty and staff. These help desk services are tailored to the group they support.
The student help desk is located in the Vaughn Center. The IT help desk for faculty and staff is located in the Jaeb Computer Center. Contact the IT help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 253-6293